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15 Wines from 10 Grape Varieties


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J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2019 Napa Valley Merlot Rosé Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2019 Napa Valley Merlot Rosé

Bright raspberry, melon and honeydew aromas and vivid tropical fruit flavors - ideal for both spicy and moderately seasoned foods.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2019 Carneros Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2019 Carneros Pinot Noir

Lush aromatics highlighted by rhubarb, red cherry and ripe plum. Multiple layers of flavor including red fruit notes that grace the palate with broad, well balanced and complex traces of citrus in the back.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2018 Napa Valley Chardonnay Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2018 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Floral, green apple, and Meyer lemon aromatics. In the mouth there is a medium-full bodied richness brightened by focused lime, followed by lemon zest centered on a full bodied, polished mouthfeel that is precisely balanced through to a long, cleansing finish.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2018 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2018 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc

Black currants, spice and mineral aromatics. Beautiful black cherry and clove upfront with complex components, a big structure and tight balance. This was sourced from a tiny Napa Valley vineyard that yields less than five tons and has been used in Napa Valley wines for several years. This wine has great potential to age well for at least a decade, perhaps two.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2018 Sonoma Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2018 Sonoma Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Pomegranate, currants, green pepper and tea aromatics. Briary, spicy, Cabernet notes in the old California style with a Bordeaux like balance and structure, big and long with great potential to age for a couple of decades. A true big red meat wine.

J. McClelland Cellars J.McClelland Cellars 2018 Yountville Merlot Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsJ.McClelland Cellars 2018 Yountville Merlot

Aged 22 months in French oak and made in the style of the classic and youthful right bank Bordeaux. The aromatics include currants, black plums, bay leaf and allspice. The deep black and red fruit flavors of currant and cherry are accompanied by side notes of white pepper with bay leaf from the nose. Limestone accents convey minerality and carry deep into the palate. The full body, polished structure and excel-lent balance with complementary ripe tannins result in a long, complex finish.

J. McClelland Cellars 50 Harvests 2018 Napa Valley Meritage Blanc Bottle Preview
J. McClelland Cellars50 Harvests 2018 Napa Valley Meritage Blanc

Our Grandfather brought his family to California just in time for the 1963 Harvest. A half century later, we released 50 Harvests to commemorate this milestone and launch our next 50 years as a family owned and operated wine company. With the 2017 vintage, we added an elegant White Meritage Blanc to complete the 50 Harvests portfolio in the traditional Old-World style. A pale golden straw color leads into an intriguing nose of wild honey, white floral and white peach notes. On the palate lemon and subtle herbs accent a stony minerality and nectarine flavors support the firm structure and pleasant mouthfeel. The brightness of the Sauvignon Blanc and continuing developing complexity of the Semillon completes the balanced expression of a classic medium full-bodied Bordeaux-style white blend. The overall sense of the palate is one of elegance and grace driven by the urge to enjoy another sip. Expect this wine to age like a red wine for more than a decade.

J. McClelland Cellars J.McClelland Cellars 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsJ.McClelland Cellars 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay

This Napa Valley classic has floral aromatics with hints of pear, limestone and spice. The rich, well balanced flavors are supple and broad through the center leading to a crisp finish. The dynamic flavor profile includes pear, white fig, citrus and cream notes. The winemaking style and vinification techniques make this Chardonnay ideal to enjoy tonight but also gives it exceptional aging potential and the ability to mature in the bottle for at least 8-10 years.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2017 Napa Valley Merlot Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2017 Napa Valley Merlot

The deep garnet hue hints at the body and flavor complexity to follow. Nuanced aromas of raspberries, white pepper, anise, and dark chocolate are followed by bountiful flavors including raspberries and earth, with hints of vanilla and spice. The medium bodied release carries just enough tannin to make it a great pairing with marbled cuts of meat and rich hard cheeses.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2017 Napa County Petite Sirah Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2017 Napa County Petite Sirah

Deep purple-ruby natural color abounds. River stone minerality, black pepper, currants and black rose notes fill the aromatic profile. Flavors cross a broad spectrum of fruits: dense currants blackberries, black plums with rhubarb and peppercorns, well centered and big structured yet with a surprising suppleness on the mid-palate. It finishes long, spicy and firm with some ripe tannins.

J. McClelland Cellars J.McClelland Cellars 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsJ.McClelland Cellars 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Aromas of black cherry, currant, rhubarb and a touch of red rose flow into the mouth with similar flavors complexed by black pepper and briary, ripe tannins. Precisely balanced with a polished texture and a long finish; it is ready to enjoy upon release but still young with very long aging potential.

J. McClelland Cellars 50 Harvests 2015 Napa Valley Red Meritage Bottle Preview
J. McClelland Cellars50 Harvests 2015 Napa Valley Red Meritage

The hallmarks of 50 Harvests have always been a subtle expression of balance, structure and longevity that are well represented in this, our fifth release from Napa’s heralded 2015 vintage. A medium ruby color is accented by plush tones of crimson leading to a nose of spice and cola surrounding the well rounded notes of blue berries and black cherries. The well integrated palate is rich and bold with a succulent mouthfeel framed by sweet tannins. Each component of the nose carries forward on the palate accompanied by hints of raspberry and red currant in the back for a bright edge to accentuate a strong sense of balance and structure. A lingering finish brings forward the character of each element while adding an overall sense of complexity in its layered presentation.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2015 Napa Valley White Meritage Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2015 Napa Valley White Meritage

Pungent floral and mineral aromatics with geranium, lemongrass and river stone characteristics add to the evolving complexity. Structured and precisely balanced-- richly centered with pure fruit highlighted by grapefruit citrus. It is made in the style of great white Bordeaux, which are among the rarest wines from the region. Stored properly, this wine will age for many, many years after the 2019 release.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2014 Napa Valley Zinfandel Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2014 Napa Valley Zinfandel

The color is a beautiful shade of crimson that leads to a nose of bright red berries and cranberry. The palate exhibits a supple mouthfeel supported by sweet tannins and a backbone of complementary acidity with flavors of red and blue berries accented by notes of minerality and spice. A lingering finish is framed by integrated tannins and fruit with underlying acidity serving to create length, subtle power and complexity.

J. McClelland Cellars The Lost Chapters 2014 Napa County Sangiovese Bottle Preview
J. McClelland CellarsThe Lost Chapters 2014 Napa County Sangiovese

Rustic spice and briary fruit aromatics. Brawny with red and black fruits of pomegranate and currants accented with an earthy mineral note and subtle herb spiciness that reveals a wine with layers of complexity. It has brightness, depth and richness with a long finish. Fun with pizza, pasta or burgers.